Iris was found by a road in a nearby city, and was taken to a local animal control. Luckily a wonderful worker there contacted a rescue friend of mine about this sick wee rat, who had come in with blood and fluid pouring out of her ear. My friend called me from the shelter and told me how sick “the beige hooded girl” was, but we knew that she was to be pts that afternoon or we could give her a chance. She arrived the next day at my home.
Everyone who met her or even heard about her, fell in love with the tiny brave fighter. You had absolutely NO choice in the matter.
A little petstore or even feeder rat girl who might have once been beautiful to the average person, but to us rat lovers she was radiant no matter what.
Iris and I fought hard together to try to beat this thing and had some lovely days and some scary and worrisome days, but finally her body couldn’t take one more setback, and sadly the setback was tonight. So she left us, leaving an unhealthy, pain ridden body behind, and for that I will be happy.
My heart aches at her loss, but I was the lucky one this time to have had her in my life for the last 9 days.
Her first night
Her first time eating by herself (I was syringing food into her)
Sleeping in my hand…she trusted me
Exploring on the couch and endtable for the first time
Such a sweet, gentle soul